I would just like remind readers, that these occupation soldiers are carrying out the same strategic aims as their allies in Libya and Syria are carrying out. One doesn't need blatant pictures like the one above to prove that the empire supports and brings to power the most depraved political forces, they have done so for centuries, did so in countless places and do so today in Libya and are trying to same in Syria. It's these exactly same forces formally and informally through western security/mercenary companies that are on the ground helping their allies in Libya and Syria.
Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm
U.S. Marine snipers posed in front of Nazi flag in Afghanistan
Flag bore symbols resembling insignia of Adolph Hitler's notorious SS unit
A U.S. Marine sniper team in Afghanistan posed for a photograph in front of a flag with symbols representing Adolph Hitler's notorious SS unit, the Pentagon confirmed to The Associated Press.
The photo was eventually circulated on the Internet.
According to a post on the Knight's Armament Blog, where the photo appears to have been posted in May, the Marines adopted the blue “SS” flag in reference to “scout sniper.”
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Lt. Col. Stewart Upton told the AP the photo was taken in September 2010 in Sangin province, Afghanistan.
The Marines who appeared in the photo are no longer with the unit they were serving in at the time.
Upton said the appearance of the Nazi symbol wasn't acceptable and that Marine officials addressed the issue.
It wasn't clear if the Marines were punished.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation in Washington was outraged and called for an investigation of the incident.